A woman trying on pants in a dressing room at the Rochester Hills told police she was pricked in the leg by the needle of a syringe that had been left in the pants' pockets.
The incident happened at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report from the .
The 45-year-old Waterford woman told deputies she was inside the dressing room trying on the pants when she felt pain on her leg, just above the knee. She dropped the pants and her leg went numb, according to the report.
The woman screamed and a Walmart employee came to help; she was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, where she was treated and released, according to the report.
"She said that the hospital told her that the syringe contained a small amount of a brown substance," the sheriff's report stated.
The sheriff's office lab has the syringe and is having the substance tested.
The woman told The Oakland Press that she is worried the brown substance was heroin.
“At this point, I don’t know if I’m coming or going," she told a reporter from the newspaper. "I have not been sleeping. I have not been eating. Whatever is in this needle, I want it to be known. I must have something in my system.”
Over the past several months, there have been numerous reports of needles being found in Walmart stores in Tennessee and Georgia, according to Oakland County Detective Ray White.